Loretto at the UN

Loretto Community is an NGO (non-governmental organization) accredited with consultative status at the United Nations. The Loretto at the UN office works to disseminate information to the Loretto Community about issues being addressed at the United Nations and around the world. The NGO office also leverages the knowledge base of the Loretto Community for effective advocacy work with U.N. Member States and U.N. agencies. Having an office at the United Nations allows Loretto to advocate for human rights, Earth rights and a social-justice-oriented framework for creating international policy.

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Loretto at the UN celebrates the 10th annual celebration of the International Day of the Girl

By Beth Blissman CoL / October 12, 2022 /

Loretto at the UN co-sponsored the Girls SpeakOut event held at the U.N. yesterday, and it was truly inspirational. This year, in recognition of the existing and growing gaps in…

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Increased nuclear threat may renew interest in disarmament, advocates say

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /

Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 22, 2022 … Blissman said the NPT talks were “yet one more example of how the U.N. operates in silos on different existential…

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Sisters disappointed at outcome of UN nuclear disarmament meetings

By Loretto Community / September 14, 2022 /

Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 5, 2022 Sisters and congregational advocates at the United Nations are disappointed but not surprised at the breakdown of a monthlong meeting examining…

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Loretto Peace Committee recognizes work of the Irish Ambassador to the U.N., Geraldine Byrne Nason

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2022 /
Woman with glasses sits in front of United Nations backdrop

[The positive changes in Ireland] took the perseverance, the ingenuity and the firm passion and commitment of women on the ground — and we come back to where we started out ……

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Collaborative Efforts Bolster Loretto’s U.N. Mission

By Loretto Community / July 18, 2022 /

The Loretto Community is recognized as an NGO (non-governmental organization), accredited with consultative status at the United Nations. The consultative work is carried out by Loretto at the UN, which…

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UN Intern: Emma Sandu, Student at Ohio State University

By Loretto Community / June 23, 2022 /

Loretto at the UN is excited to welcome Emma Sandu as our 2022 summer UN intern. Emma is a sophomore at the Ohio State University majoring in world politics with a…

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Youth Participation at the 66th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / June 1, 2022 /
young girl smiles big and poses in front of a city background and pink blossom tree.

Even though most of the events during the 66th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) were virtual due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we enjoyed strong youth participation.…

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Loretto at the UN celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2022 /
Three women, Janet Palifox, Beth Blissman, and Jax Viteznik, wearing thick winter jackets, and scarfs smiling together for a group picture indoors at a social event. One woman, Janet Palifox, is wearing a hat and a KN-95 mask, and the other two women, Beth Blissman and Jax Viteznik are holding small white octagon signs with a NGO CSW logo in the center and the large red words: Joyful Disruption, surrounding the logo.

This year the theme of the United Nations’ observance of International Women’s Day (#IWD2022) was “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.” Our Loretto at the UN office celebrated with…

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Monday Starter: Loretto Community celebrated 30 years of environmental ministry

By Loretto Community / March 30, 2022 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on March 28, 2022 As part of the United Nations’ annual two-week Commission on the Status of Women, the Loretto Community celebrated a congregational…

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Working for Justice Across the Generations… What stories can teach us

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2022 /

Join the Coordinators and Consultants of the Loretto Feminist Network for a dialogue presentation for the U.N. Council on Status of Women on Friday, March 18th at 3pm ET. We…

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Celebrating 30 Years of the Loretto Earth Network

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2022 /

Please join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Loretto at the UN – and the Loretto Earth Network – at the Commission on the Status of Women 66,…

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Climate Change as a Root Cause of Migration: Exploring Contributing Factors and Interlinkages

By Loretto Community / March 14, 2022 /

Join us at the UN NGO Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 66th Forum where the LACC (Loretto Latin America/Caribbean Committee) will host the event, “Climate Change as a…

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